Kanata outlet mall names initial lineup of stores

Mark Brownlee
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The head of a U.S. outlet mall chain is confident his new Kanata location can compete with a crowded Ottawa retail market, despite an initial lineup of brands that will likely sound familiar to local shoppers.

Nike, Gap, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic and American Eagle are some of the brands that will be on offer at the new complex, planned for Huntmar Drive close to Highway 417, that will feature around 70 stores when completed in 2014.

Steven Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Outlets, made the announcement Wednesday at a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site.

Its construction is part of a significant expansion of Ottawa’s retail sector. Bayshore Shopping Centre and the Rideau Centre are both expanding as more than 350,000 square feet of shopping space is added to Lansdowne Park. Meanwhile, U.S.-based retailer Target is also planning to open five stores in the National Capital Region.Mr. Tanger is betting the model it developed in the United States – allowing manufacturers to set up their own stores –will give the company a big advantage when it comes to price.

“We offer something that’s unique,” said Mr. Tanger, wearing a red Ottawa Senators hockey sweater over his suit. “We offer brand names and designer names direct to the consumer. We cut out the middleman.”

He said the stores announced today are just a fraction of the total offerings the centre will have when its completed. It hopes to announce more as the complex gets closer to opening next year.

Tanger is hoping to make the site at 333 Huntmar Dr. a destination for more than just shopping. The company is planning to develop restaurants and a hotel to the south of the retail area.

The complex, which Mr. Tanger hopes to open sometime in the second half of next year, will be the fourth location the outlet chain has opened in Canada.


Tanger Outlets announced Wednesday a small fraction of the stores it will offer at its Kanata location. These are:

-Michael Kors


-Calvin Klein



-Banana Republic




-Brooks Brothers

-American Eagle

Organizations: Nike, Calvin Klein, American Eagle Bayshore Shopping Centre Rideau Centre Ottawa Senators

Geographic location: Kanata, Banana Republic, United States Ottawa Lansdowne Park Canada

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  • Judy torrents
    October 18, 2014 - 10:21

    So happy to hear we are finally getting a Tangers outlet mall here in our area. We are excited to make our first trip to Kanata in early November to shop till we drop.

  • Claire Leroux
    October 07, 2014 - 20:29

    I will enjoy all of it

  • Glenda
    September 27, 2014 - 06:56

    Hope there have Hollester store and Abercrombie store too...

  • kiran
    September 15, 2014 - 09:09

    a Kate Spade store would be amazing!

  • Rachel
    September 12, 2014 - 14:50

    I would love a Puma/Puma Kids store! And a kids clothing stores.

  • Shirley Hirsekorn
    September 04, 2014 - 18:18

    I would like to see Aeropostale P.S. open in Kanata. I think there are a lot of people that would shop there. I love the one in Orlando and would shop there all the time. There is a real need for something like that here.

  • Melissa
    September 03, 2014 - 17:10

    Lulu lemon , true religion, diesel , Hugo boss please !

  • shopalot
    August 26, 2014 - 18:43

    Restoration Hardware,,,,,,amazing

  • Zak liuzzo
    May 29, 2014 - 15:59

    Get a zumiez!! People would go crazy over that!!!

  • Cheryl
    May 06, 2014 - 12:09

    Naartje Kids please.

  • sandy
    November 20, 2013 - 11:35

    under armour is what all the kids want to wear these days bring that store!!!!!

  • Anne
    October 09, 2013 - 15:31

    I would love to see Dress Barn and Izod

  • Doug Comrie
    September 08, 2013 - 15:44

    That's in Stittsville, not in Kanata. Huntmar is in Stittsville.

    • Steve
      June 01, 2014 - 13:10

      Steve it's in kanata because it across from Canadian tire centre, That's considered kanata

  • Doug Comrie
    September 08, 2013 - 15:41

    It's actually in Stittsville, not Kanata. Huntmar is in Stittsville.

  • Lindsay
    August 22, 2013 - 08:46

    I travel to the outlets in Florida and New York Yearly and would love for you to bring some higher end stores to Tanger. I feel like there is to much repetition with retail in Ottawa. This city needs NEW stores we don't have. Examples of stores I would LOVE to see here Ann Taylor Ann taylor Loft Pottery Barn WEst Elm CB2 Nine west outlet Swarovski Outlet Addidas A health food chain "Pinkberry" - frozen Y. J. Crew

  • Mary
    August 05, 2013 - 14:52

    Lane Bryant and sketchers would be amazing!!

  • Guylou
    July 24, 2013 - 11:24

    Agree. Pottery Barn and Free People stores would be great.

  • Adam
    July 04, 2013 - 23:55

    I'm just sitting here praying that an Abercrombie & Fitch store opens up. :(

  • dodle
    May 27, 2013 - 17:21

    Please bring Adidas and Puma. Nike = who cares.

  • Cindy Dummitt
    May 15, 2013 - 17:38

    I think that Ottawa could really use a Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and a Nine West Outlet. Would love to see that in the new space. We could save the drive to Toronto!

    • julie
      May 21, 2013 - 22:51

      I agree. Just drove 3 hours to Brossard to visit a Pottery Barn store